Senator George Akume, the Chairman Senate Committee on Army, on Friday alleges that the Benue State Government was behind the attacks by herdsmen in the state.
Mr. Akume stated this while speaking to State House correspondents after he led a delegation of All Progressives Congress (APC) members from the state to visit President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja.
“When you talk about herdsmen and farmers’ clash, it is a story going good-bye Have you heard of farmers/herders clashes in Benue again? No.
“We know those who were behind that; government was behind that. I am talking about the state government, through the livestock guards. They knew what was going on. So it is now a thing of the past.
“Everything that is going there is fraudulent in Benue State and the people are simply tired on this misinformation that they have been receiving. The narrative has changed; it is not question of herdsmen, we are not talking about religious and ethnic bigotry, we are talking about performance of government,” the senator said.